Certification Requirements

In our teacher education program, two tracks are available if you are seeking an initial teacher certificate to begin teaching in public schools in New York State: initial and initial/professional. Options are also available if you are seeking a master's degree to advance your initial certificate to a professional certificate in the same content area. Explore our track options, including certification areas and the related coursework within each.

9/17/19
Students who complete our initial or initial/professional teacher education programs are eligible to receive initial certification through the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Approved Teacher Preparation Program pathway. In addition to program completion, there are other NYSED requirements for initial certification, including fingerprinting, workshops and a set of New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE).
9/17/19
Students who complete our professional teacher education programs are eligible to be considered for a UB recommendation for the professional certificate through the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Approved Teacher Preparation Program Certificate Progression pathway.